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Hudson Valley - 2-Bedroom Retreat on 120-Acre Farm

34 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in New Paltz - Schoolhouse Cottage, c 1847

Historic Renovated Cottage, sleeps up to 6

This 2-bedroom sunny cottage - originally built as a schoolhouse in 1847 and completely renovated in 2013- sleeps up to six people and provides guests a getaway on a 120-acre farm.

The cottage works well for friends' reunions, families with children, and as a peaceful, romantic escape. Writers have used the cottage for quiet inspiration. Climbers and hikers use it as a base for getting to the Cliffs and Mohonk Preserve

Inside the Schoolhouse, the clean cozy design will leave you rested. Windows and skylights light the great, wood-beamed room where there is a pull out double couch, a renovated eat-in kitchen, and a dining table for six. The kitchen has cooking utensils, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. The Cottage has cable, a flat screen, Blu Ray, and WIFI.

The Master bedroom looks out on the farm and the second bedroom has twins that can be pushed together to make a king. There is an in-between room that has a stackable washer/dryer and an additional single bed. There are clean linens, towels, and fresh soap.

Just outside the Schoolhouse, guests enjoy using a Weber Grill for barbeques and sitting on the Adirondack chairs and taking in the acres.

Depending on instructors' availability, beginners to advanced English riders can take lessons in our year-round, indoor riding barn or outdoors as they look up at the Shawangunk cliffs. Whether you ride or not, you're sure to enjoy walking the carriage trails, meeting the donkeys, ponies, and horses. Amateur photographers will love how the sun lights the farm the mountains, and the animals, etc.

The Cottage is a perfect location to enjoy the Hudson Valley. It is less than 5 minutes to the Mohonk Preserve trailheads and less than 10 minutes to Main Streets in New Paltz and Gardiner with great nearby restaurants and shopping.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Danish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 October, 2016
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About Tom

Although we never imagined living on a farm - it is one of the prettiest places on earth. We love nature and never tire of cliff views, the changing light, and the chance to see hawks, wild turkey, deer, etc.

New Paltz is a phenomenal place to live with a great vibe in town and nice people who love outdoor adventures, art, and delicious food. We used to live in San Francisco and thought we'd never live anywhere else, until we got here.

Come visit our farm. It's a great place to be. If you've got kids, they will love meeting the donkeys, horses, ponies, chickens, and our friendly dogs: Charlie, Oscar, and Olive.

Tom purchased this house in 2007

Why Tom chose Hudson Valley

The dead-on views of the Gunks. Early morning sun hits the rocks and the day begins fresh. At night we hear crickets, owls, frogs, and in the summer, we see fireflies as night sets. Hard to imagine a prettier place than LaLuna Farm.

What makes this house unique

The Schoolhouse Cottage has been a fun project. We like to make places nice...in this case, we wanted the Cottage to be the type of clean, quiet retreat we always wish for when we travel. We hope that our guests feel at home and enjoy the farm, the walking trails, the horses and animals. The Cottage is a perfect base for exploring the Hudson Valley.


based on 34 holidaymaker reviews

Hudson Valley - 2-Bedroom Retreat on 120-Acre Farm
average rating of 4.970588 based on 34 reviews

Schoolhouse Cottage - Excellent Place and Wonderful Owners!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Schoolhouse Cottage while we were in town the weekend. The place was spotless and easily accommodated 4 Adults. Tom and Julie were so gracious and open about letting us explore the horse farm. On our last night we sat around the fire under the stars enjoying the bottle of wine they left us when we arrived:). We are looking forward to coming back and staying an extra day or two.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ann and her posse visited for the annual SOS (Survival of the Shawangunks Triathlon). We loved having them and knowing that they had travelled all the way from California to enjoy the easy-to-access New Paltz athletic scene. Look forward to their return visit. Tom and Julie
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Yonkers, New York, USA

Peaceful, comfortable, clean, perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to this wonderful farmhouse that is starting to feel a wee bit like home. We are attempting to book our third visit. Need I say more?

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for an extended weekend while attending a family wedding. We loved the place!! The house was clean and comfortable. We had a great time with family around the fire and eating s'mores. And owner recommend a great hike for us. It was beautiful. Would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Anne and family enjoyed the location of the Cottage - proximity to easy and fun hiking and to New Paltz and Gardiner (where she had family staying and a wedding). You are always welcome! Thanks.
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Brooklyn, NY

Restful and Rejuvenating!

  • 5 of 5

I recently spent a few wonderful days at The Schoolhouse Cottage with my two children (11 and 9), and we all had an amazing time! The kids enjoyed some wilderness fun at Wild Earth camp during the days, while I blissfully sat outside in a comfy adirondack chair and completed a few writing projects I'd put off for too long. The house was sparkling clean, wonderfully decorated, and stocked with everything you might need to feel at home. We arrived to a welcome note, a bottle of pinot noir, coffee beans and creamer - a sweet collection of staples that epitomize the hosts' attention to detail. In fact, Tom took the time to recommend to us their "family hike," sketching directions and a map in the dirt outside his home, while my son tossed a tennis ball to their dogs and my daughter dreamed of taking the donkeys (Eeyore and Millie) home with us to Brooklyn. Overall, a truly wonderful getaway!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you T, E and S for visiting the Schoolhouse Cottage at La Luna Farm. You are always welcome here. It makes us happy when our guests are happy. Knowing that the kids could enjoy the Wild Earth camp is great (keep an eye out for other great programs by that organization and from the Hudson Valley Writing Project, which has enrichment programs all summer long.). Look forward to your return visits. By the way, Oscar the dog loved having the kids throw him a tennis ball : )
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Great weekend

  • 5 of 5

House was perfect for our weekend getaway. Owners were super nice! Can't wait to come back.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: SUNY New Paltz alums reunion...thanks for staying with us. Glad you enjoyed yourselves! Tom & Julie
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Bronx, NY

Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

What great little get away! My husband and I, and our 10 month old daughter, were lucky to have found The Cottage at LaLuna Farm. Tom, the owner, was very accommodating and welcoming. The house is located close to Mohonk, the Gunks, and many trailheads. We really enjoyed our stay and look forward to coming back!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having O, L, and baby S stay at the Cottage; we appreciated knowing that they were enjoying the Cottage, the area hiking, and seeing family. Tom and Julie
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Nearest Airport
88 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.9 Miles
Mountain Brauhaus
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
New Paltz Golf
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Beacon or Poughkeepsie NY Train Stations
Nearest Motorway
8.5 Miles
NYS Route 87
Nearest Restaurant
1.9 Miles
Mountain Brauhaus
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Minnewaska State Park
Car: necessary

There is so much to do - every day. Here's a brief list:

Apple-picking; pumpkin picking; Art: Storm King Art Center and DIA Art Museum; Brew Houses, wine tasting, a whiskey distillery nearby; Cuisine...there are loads of restaurants to explore on both sides of the Hudson River given our proximity to the CIA, the Culinary Institute of America.

HISTORY: Huguenot Street - the oldest stand of functioning stone houses in America; Hyde Park is home to FDR's presidential library and Valkill where Eleanor Roosevelt lived.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES: Walkway over the Hudson - a famous and fun state park for walking, roller-blading, jogging, etc. Mohonk Preserve and Minnewaska State Park offer amazing carriage trails for hiking, and premier rock climbing.

It's hard to capture the area in a few words. Safe to say, the Mid-Hudson Valley is a piece of paradise.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in New Paltz, Hudson Valley

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
16 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £48
Cleaning £61

RATES: Based on double occupancy; children charged as adults.
CANCELLATIONS: Cancel more than 30 days from arrival to receive refund, less $150.00 service fee. Cancel less than 30 days from arrival will result in forfeiting payment unless entire vacancy fills (less $150 service fee).
NOTES: No refunds for departing earlier than date specified by reservation.
MONTH: 28 days, 4 full weekends.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in New Paltz in New York

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The bathroom is renovated and rustic...white tiles with blue accents and barn wood wainscoting.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , The twin beds can be pushed together to make a King.
  • The MBR has a queen bed with an armchair and ottoman. There is a large closet and bureau. If you have an infant, there is plenty of room on all sides of the bed for a portable crib. There's a lovely view from the bed to the farm.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • library
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis

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